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Electrical bills jump 11.2% in Italy


Brussels, May 27 - Italians saw their electricity
bills jump by 11.2% in the last half of 2012 compared with one
year earlier - one of the largest increases recorded in the
European Union, the region's statistical agency said Monday.
At the same time, gas prices for Italian families rose by
10.3% between the last six months of 2011 and the same period in
2012, Eurostat reported.
The jump in household electricity prices across the EU came
on the heels of an average price increase of 6.3% between 2010
and 2011, and an average gas price hikes of 12.6%.
According to Eurostat, the largest price increases for
electricity were reported in Cyprus, where prices jumped by 21%;
Greece, with a 15% increase; while Italy ranked third for the
greatest price increase in 2012 compared with one year earlier.
Ireland and Portugal each saw a 10% price rise while the
cost of electricity dropped in Sweden, by 5%; Hungary, down 2%;
and Finland, down 1%.
In terms of gas prices, families in Latvia saw a 21%
increase; in Estonia, a 19% rise; and in Bulgaria, prices jumped
by 18% last year.

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